On This Day: September 14

Tornado Talk Summary

An estimated F4 tornado tracked a good 65 miles through parts of Central Oklahoma on September 14, 1957. Some of the worst damage was along a 7-mile stretch in SE Pottawatomie County and into SW Seminole County. Two people were killed and six injured along this stretch. Three homes were completely leveled. Read the full summary here

SIGTOR Spotlight

Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!

September 14, 1930: An estimated F2 tornado moved 1.5 miles through parts of Jefferson County, IL. Grazulis notes that it mainly traveled at tree-top level, diagonally across the center of Mount Vernon. Approximately 30 homes were unroofed and hundreds of other buildings had some degree of damage. 

Twister From The 2000s

September 14, 2001: Tropical Storm Gabrielle spawned an F1 tornado in Cocoa, FL. It traveled northwest for 1.8 miles through old downtown. Several homes, trailers, and businesses were damaged. More information can be found here

Weather Rewind

There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes? 

On This Day in OTHER weather history!

On September 14, 2008, Hurricane Ike lost all tropical characteristics and was classified “extra-tropical” over the St. Louis, MO, metro, where heavy damage from wind and flooding occurred. Significant flooding inundated parts of Chicago. Hurricane-force winds caused widespread damage across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. More information here

Map via the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) showing the rainfall accumulations across Hurricane Ike's path.

Pieces of the Past

A Look Back Through The Ages!  On This Day In History! 

Sources:  onthisday.com, thisdayinmusic.com & Britannica

Historical Event

On this day in 1938, Graf Zeppelin II, the world’s largest airship, made its maiden flight. Check out more historical events at onthisday.com

Famous Birthday

On this day in 1983, British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was born in London. She died of alcohol poisoning in 2011. Source:  Britannica

Film & TV

On this day in 1985, “The Golden Girls”, starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuted on NBC! Get more daily history at onthisday.com

Music Trivia

On this day in 1968, Roy Orbison’s house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the UK at the time of the accident. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com

Radar of the Day

Radar image of an EF2 near Flagstaff, AZ, on September 14, 2011. Radar snapshot from GRAnalyst, courtesy of Gio Rizzotti.

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